In this article, we present a Bayesian framework for multivariate longitudinal data analysis with a focus on selection of important elements in the generalized autoregressive matrix. An efficient Gibbs sampling algorithm was developed for the proposed model and its implementation in a comprehensive R package called MLModelSelection is available on the comprehensive R archive network. The performance of the proposed approach was studied via a comprehensive simulation study. The effectiveness of the methodology was illustrated using a nonalcoholic fatty liver disease dataset to study correlations in multiple responses over time to explain the joint variability of lung functions and body mass index. Supplementary materials for this article, including a standardized description of the materials needed to reproduce the work, are available as an online supplement.
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